Writer’s Life: Final Stretch!

Posted by Nicky Drayden on Nov 26, 2010 in Writer's Life |

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Phew! Just passed the 40,000-word mark on my NaNovel, two days behind schedule now. It’s going about as well as can be expected for a novel without a plot–not to say it doesn’t have any redeeming qualities. There’s adventure galore and more crude humor than is socially acceptable, but if at one point I thought I knew where this story was going, I surely don’t now. My main character is currently headed towards a volcano, and we all know that if you show a volcano in the first act, it must erupt in the third.

This November I was mildly successful at blowing off the social obligations that I had, but I somehow managed to put everyone off until “the first week in December”, so now my calendar is crammed almost through mid-December. It will be strange venturing back out into civilization and having conversations that don’t exist solely in my head. Hopefully the transition won’t be as painful as it sounds.

Anyone out there still NaNoing? Any early finishers? You can tell me. I promise not to hate you…much.



Nicky Drayden
Nov 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

It only took me 43,000 words, but I think I now have a plot!!!

S.C. Wade
Nov 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Woohoo! lol, love it’s a great day when you finally know what the plot is. Keep it at! Only today and tomorrow to finish up… Make sure you blog when you win!

Nicky Drayden
Nov 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Definitely! Thanks. 🙂

I think the last scene I wrote jumped the shark, but no choice but to push through now!



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